Magach 7A

From Armored Warfare Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Magach 7A
Magach 7A
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Cost:
3,250 gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
440
DPM:
3,616
Penetration:
460 mm
Hit Points:
2,850
Hull F/S/R:
350 / 140 / 60
Turret F/S/R:
570 / 300 / 100
Max Speed:
54.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7 s
Hull Traverse:
28 deg/s
Camouflage:
12%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.089°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10 / 0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
39 deg/s

The Magach 7A is a tier 6 Premium Main battle tank originating from the Israel. It can be purchased from Sol Schreiber for 3,250 Gold.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Enhanced Accuracy : this vehicle has higher accuracy than other tanks of this tier
  • Enhanced Fire Rate : the firing speed of this tank is much higher than that of other vehicles
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

-

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • -
  • -

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • -
  • -

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: -
  • Driver: -
  • Gunner: -
  • Loader: -

Armor[edit | edit source]

Magach 7A Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 350/140/60 Steel 570/300/100 Steel None
The Magach 7A received additional passive armor for its hull and turret, which significantly improved tank protection.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm DM43 AP AP Stock 440 0m 460mm 0.09° 1,509 m/s 7.3s
105mm M393A2 HEP HESH Stock 430 0m 270mm 0.10° 760 m/s 7.3s
105mm DM22 HEAT HEAT Stock 450 0m 500mm 0.10° 1,174 m/s 7.3s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-5A 908 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 54km/h {{{reverse}}} 7s {{{0-max}}} 28deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1990-1992
Service: 1992-2014
Vehicles Built: 100-150
Operators: Israel

The Magach MBTs were (more or less) modified American M48 and M60 series of Main Battle Tanks, purchased by Israel starting from the 1960s. The first of these tanks were secretly provided by West Germany with the official U.S. deliveries following during the years after. The M48 series bore the designation Magach 1 to Magach 5, the M60 MBTs (the initial version) bore the designation Magach 6 and Magach 7 while the M60A1 and M60A3 MBTs bore the designation Magach 6A to Magach 6B. For many decades, the Magach series formed the backbone of the Israeli armored forces alongside the Super Shermans, Centurions and Merkava MBTs before they were finally retired in 2014.

The Magach 7A variant was an Israeli M60 MBT, heavily upgraded over the long years of service. The Israelis have always been anything but resourceful and have kept the old M60s from the early 1970s in service for decades, even though by the time they were finally phased out in 2014, little remained of the original machines. By 1984, all the Israeli M60 tanks were upgraded with a new FCS as well as other elements, but by that time, the Blazer ERA started to become obsolete against the new generation of missiles provided by the Soviet Union to Palestinian terrorists. In order to combat that threat, the M60-based Magach 6 was fitted with a brand new set of extra armor. The first of these upgrades was the Magach 7A (7 Alef), appearing in the early 1990s. The armor significantly improved the protection against both kinetic and HEAT projectiles. Its composition is classified but it included laminate layers and high-grade armor steel. There was a price to it, though – the armor was quite heavy.

The Magach 7A was a lumbering beast but it did its job and protected its crew. There was a notable incident where, in 1997, a Magach 7A was hit by a salvo of Hezbollah Malyutka missiles, fired from an elevated position. Out of twenty missiles fired, only two penetrated the tank. The Magach 7A variant was never exported and was phased out in 2014 along with the other Magach series tanks.

See also[edit | edit source]